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Silicon Valley may be popular for innovation centers, but it’s losing ground to Asia — VentureBeat

There’s a popular trend among brands these days, one that involves setting up an office near highly dense technological parts of a city. These so-called innovation centers have become outposts from which companies can observe emerging products and technologies to help them adapt to the changing business landscape. One popular place happens to be Silicon…

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The Italian startup dilemma — VentureBeat

GUEST: Throughout history, Italy has been recognized as an excellence for creativity, style, and outstanding entrepreneurship. This creativity, however, hasn’t translated to tech startups. Italy trails behind every other major European country with an abysmal share of the overall startup investment. As Europe takes off, will the BelPaese be able to follow? As a young Italian…

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Korea’s startup scene begins to diversify, reach beyond its own borders — VentureBeat

GUEST: South Korea’s startup scene finally looks ready to go international. The Korean government is extending Korea’s international reach in startup circles through initiatives like its fintech bridge with the UK. It’s also encouraging international startups to enter Korea through programs like K-Startup Grand Challenge. Seoul city government is also out to attract globally minded entrepreneurs and…

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A first-time investor’s guide to equity crowdfunding — VentureBeat

GUEST: Over the last year you’ve probably seen a variation of the headline, “Anyone can now invest in startups!” With the birth of equity crowdfunding, we’ve seen the launch of new platforms, including one by Indiegogo, that let the average person back companies for profit instead of just for product or perks. While exciting, this…

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How startups can leverage location-based marketing to woo millennials — VentureBeat

GUEST: Here’s the thing about millennials. By 2030, there will be 78 million millennials in the U.S. alone. Millennials are five times more likely to be early adopters of technology and can be either drivers or consumers. In 2014, 90 percent of millennials used smartphones, while 93 percent accessed the internet and 53 percent owned tablets. Millennials…

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Talent agency startup aims to represent esports pros and Twitch and YouTube stars — VentureBeat

Esports isn’t a small operation these days. Players are becoming superstars, and this means they have to navigate a complicated world of legalize if they want to earn good money. Ryan Morrison and Michael Lee, two lawyers known for representing esports players and YouTube stars, have teamed up with the Dutch merchandise company Fanfiber to…

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Artificial leaf captures light to power drug production — TechCrunch

Drug production is generally a matter of big factories churning out millions of aspirin or ibuprofen tablets a day, but there’s a lot to be said for manufacturing common drugs on a small scale, close to where they’re used. Researchers from the Netherlands have created an efficient and simple method for doing so that uses…

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